Between exploring exciting places, trying new cuisines and navigating a foreign culture, becoming more independent while studying abroad is practically a given. However, despite this newfound independence, it’s crucial to remember the people you meet while studying abroad will impact you just as much as the countries you travel to. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve that will help you make friends abroad (without draining your bank account) and even turn some of them into new travel buddies!
It was once said by my favorite author, Paulo Coelho, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” Ever since I was a child I wanted to explore this world to see what’s out there. Luckily, thanks to StudentUniverse, I won a life-changing free spring break trip from the Spring Break Bingo Contest! Read More
StudentUniverse teamed up with Cathay Pacific Airways to make the #MyChinaExperience contest possible! The rules? If you’ve been to China, tell us about your experience. If you haven’t been, tell us what you would do on your free trip to China. After receiving hundreds of submissions, we had to choose just one winner which was nearly impossible with the amount of touching entries we received.
How many hours did you spend in college listening to lectures, studying, writing papers, and taking tests? More than you could count, right? It’s time for some leisure. The main point of college is learning. Learning, however, is not limited to books and classes. It’s all about experience. It’s time to add some fun to that experience, right?! Read More
The U.S. has the largest number of international students enrolled in its universities (more than 1,000,000). Over 5% of the students studying in the U.S. are foreign students studying abroad in the U.S. This number is growing every year! Read More
It’s no secret that traveling solo can be exhilarating, confidence-building, and downright fun–but that doesn’t mean you won’t also want to pick up some friends along the way.
Reaching out to complete strangers can be intimidating, trust me–I know. But remember: there are other solo travelers out there who want to find a friend just as much as you do. Read More
Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity for you to get out of your comfort zone and broaden your experience and knowledge. Besides studying, you might want to gain some non-academic experiences. Here are some tips to get the most out of your semester abroad: Make friends from around the world One of the most important… Read More